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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2009 - 00:04:17

Santa Cruz  

Resources for the Mission Santa Cruz
By Sarah Lane
Mar 3, 2009, 14:05 PST

Santa Cruz

This is a set of resources for the Mission Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz History
As early as 1774, a Franciscan padre traveled north along the beach from Carmel, and located the site for Mission Santa Cruz at the other end of crescent Monterey Bay.
Source:       The Civic Group

The Twelfth Mission
Mission Santa Cruz sits on a gentle slope surrounded by the beautiful redwood trees not far from were they meet the Pacific Ocean. When Father Lasuen raised the cross and said Mass on this picturesque location, little did he realize the misfortune and troubled times that would befall the mission.
Source:       BGe Internet Services

Founded August 28, 1791
Learn about the founding Father, get resources for your Mission report, learn about Native Californians, explore then & now, and get art.
Source:       EUSD

California Mission Santa Cruz
Check out pictures of this Mission and get a few facts while you’re here.
Source:       California Museum of Photography

Mission Santa Cruz
Portola and his men were the first Spaniards to see the California Redwoods while sailing off the coast of Santa Cruz. Father Lasuen put the trees to use when he founded Mission Santa Cruz, or Holy Cross.
Source:       Juggernaut Technology

Almanac: California Missions
Get a data sheet for this Mission and view some of the oldest pictures available from this site.
Source:       Joel Gazis-Sax

California Missions Foundation
The twelfth mission was founded on August 28, 1791, by Father Lasuén. The Church began in 1793, and was named for the Holy Cross.

Source:       California Missions Foundation

Tour the Mission Santa Cruz
Take a virtual tour of this Mission through some colorful photographs.

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